Hello and can you help?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Madhouse Mumma, May 8, 2011.

  1. Madhouse Mumma

    Madhouse Mumma New Egg

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    Hi There- I'm a first time turkey owner (we've 3 girls)- I also have bantams and layer chooks, 2 pet sheep, 2 donkeys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 peacock, 5 kids and a husband... [​IMG]
    This looks like a great place to get heaps of information!!

    I was wondering if someone could help- one of my turkey's has started to walk funny- she seems a little lethargic and kind of drags her feet. She is eating and drinking fine. Any ideas what this may be? We are in the middle of a mouse plague- so I wondered if maybe fleas could make her feel down? The other 2 girls seem fine. (I'll take this to the sick chick section!!! Sorry!)

    THANK YOU for any help you can offer- and I look forward to chatting more!

    (CHOOKS are Australian for Chickens!!)
     
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  2. Madhouse Mumma

    Madhouse Mumma New Egg

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    I forgot to say- I'm from rural South Australia and I have not ever been on one of these forums before!! I'm finding out heaps of good information! THANKS
     
  3. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  4. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]


    I recommend reading/posting in the turkey forum or the emergency/cure forum.

    Good luck.
     
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Sorry, don't have any turkey experience.
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Welcome! If you'll post your question on the "emergencies & diseases" topic thread, or on the "turkeys" thread, you'll probably get more information. I hope you find the answers you seek. Glad to meet you; sorry about your turkey not doing as well as she might. Hope to hear better news from you soon. [​IMG]
     
  8. Madhouse Mumma

    Madhouse Mumma New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I realised after a good read of all posts that I should have asked my question else where- so- THANKS for saying hi! I look forwards to hearing lots of info about these wonderful creatures! I LOVE my frilly pants funny girls!! Chickens are amazing!!
     
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds. Hope your turkey gets better. Chickens are quite entertaining. Welcome.
     
  10. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine hope your turkey gets better
     

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